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auroracoor1

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I am making a list of places on Crete that have to do with Greek Mythology and I am wondering if I missed anything:

* Cave of Zeus (Diktaion)
* Knossos Palace
* Minotaur's Labyrinth
* Paximadia - I read someone this is where Artemis and Apollo were born supposedly?

Did I miss anything or get anything incorrect?
 

k_tsoukalas

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This is a good list. I would explore the Cave of Zeus myths a bit more. There are some variations on the story and it it's interesting. Zeus was spared from his father, who ate the rest of Zeus's siblings. His mom hid him, and gave Kronos a big rock wrapped in a blanket to eat instead of Zeus. Kronos was fooled. Zeus was taken to Crete and raised in that cave (so the story goes). There is some discrepancy as to who raised him. Some say Nymphs, some say a goat creature... It's a cool place to learn about and visit, too.
 
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auroracoor1

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This is a good list. I would explore the Cave of Zeus myths a bit more. There are some variations on the story and it it's interesting. Zeus was spared from his father, who ate the rest of Zeus's siblings. His mom hid him, and gave Kronos a big rock wrapped in a blanket to eat instead of Zeus. Kronos was fooled. Zeus was taken to Crete and raised in that cave (so the story goes). There is some discrepancy as to who raised him. Some say Nymphs, some say a goat creature... It's a cool place to learn about and visit, too.
Thank you! I am so fascinated with all things pertaining to the Greek island of Crete. I will definitely look this story up.
 

Getting into the mindset of Ancient Greek religion

I really want to learn and understand about the Greek mythological stories and gods and goddesses... but I just realized that I have been missing the point somewhat. I think of this as literature. It wasn't to them. It was part of their every day lives and was their "religion".

I want to understand this mindset a little more because I think it will help me as I go through and lear about the stories, gods and goddesses, monsters, etc.

This, at the moment, feels overwhelming. Do you guys have any advice as to how I can approach it?

Mentions of Food in Greek Mythology

When I was in school, I remember learning about Greek Mythology in school and reading some of the myths and legends. I actually don't remember the specifics of the stories, but I was just thinking that I DO remember the food mentions! I came across this article when I was trying to research it online. I found it interesting:


These are some of my favorite Greek foods! Maybe that's why it was memorable...

ZEUS re-appraised

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Kronos and Zeus had the most ultimate battle

I never even knew that Kronos and Zeus had a battle over the universe until now. Zeus was not always the king of gods....he actually had to beat Kronos in a battle to become the king. Zeus became the king meaning he had power over every single god and he also was able to carry out punishments, which he did using his power over controlling the weather. He is the best Greek god for sure!

Mythological Places in Greece to Visit?

I didn't know if I should put this here or in the travel forum but I am curious... where should I visit in Greece if I want to be in touch with Greek Mythology? I understand that there are some notable places. Here is a list of what I have come up with. Can you think of anything to add?

  • Mount Olympus - pretty fun that it is a real place!
  • Cave of Zeus in Crete - where supposedly he was raised
  • Archeron - you can actually visit the river mentioned in the stories, as being a gateway to the underworld?
  • Delphi - where the fabled oracle did her thing!
I can't think of anything else....
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